Over 35 000 cyclists took part in the 41st Cape Town Cycle Tour this morning, some donning their best superhero attire for the big race, others just plain ‘clowning’ around while they raced to the finish line.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the largest individually-timed cycle race in the world and draws competitors from all over South Africa and around the world.

Covering an epic route, the Cycle Tour takes participants around the Mother City and through its beautiful landscapes.

Each year, cyclists find creative ways to express themselves during the race, whether its by wearing a Banana in Pajamas costume or dressing as their favourite superhero in an effort to raise funds for their selected charity.

Here are a few cyclists showing off their fearless and unique outfits at the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Some even chose to ride in tandem.

Even the internet sensation, Marelize from Nambia, was present at the event to wish the competitors good luck for their race.

Local musicians, including the Kalk Bay Garage Band, performed and cheered on the cyclists as they passed by on their route.

Some participants even decorated their helmets to symbolise their team.

 

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Picture: Twitter, Cape Town Cycle Tour

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Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about animals, social issues, the environment and current affairs.